Compassionate health care
  Especially for YOU


Compassion is defined as a sympathetic consciousness of others’ distress together with a desire to alleviate it. I approach my day-to-day interactions and decision making with this in mind.

Shared decision making

I view every patient as an individual and tailor treatment plans specific to the diagnosis and goals of the patient. There are often many treatment options and each individual will use her experience, background, fears and assumptions to influence her decisions. I bring my expertise to the conversation and view my role as helping patients understand their diagnosis and treatment options so that they can make their own informed health care decisions.

Service oriented

My goal is to provide skilled, excellent service to all of my patients. I welcome your suggestions and criticisms so I can continue to improve the service that I provide to you and others.


I am committed to staying informed and up to date on the latest medical information and surgical techniques. Also, I continue to pursue educational opportunities beyond my original areas of training. I have sought additional surgical training to be able to offer minimally invasive incontinence procedures and hysterectomies.


Safety is a big priority in both the office and the operating room. I strive to follow all available guidelines and recommendations concerning safety, infection prevention, and prevention of perioperative complications.

My goals

  • Provide gynecology service with skill and excellence
  • Be a partner in your health care
  • Be a good listener
  • Be available
  • Create an environment of comfort and care

Dr. Pinkerton is passionate about giving back to the community with both her time and financial resources.  She works with organizations that provide assistance to women and improve the health and well being of our community.

Women’s Resource Center

Durango Pregnancy Center

American Cancer Society

KSUT, Four Corners Public Radio

Environmental Working Group